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Kelly Putz, Real Estate Pro in 21701
Kelly Putz answered:
New Agent Question
If you haven't submitted it to your broker yet, you can just make the changes on the Listing contract and have your client initial next to the changes. If you have submitted it then you ... more
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Michael Cheng, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Michael Cheng answered:
MY WALLS ARE CRACKED FROM A NEW HOUSE BUILT NEXT TO MINE. WHAT RECOURSE DO I HAVE.?
Get documentation that the new house directly caused your walls to crack and meet with that home's owner/contractor to discuss a solution.
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 23, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
With a credit score of 595, what is the quickest way to bring it up and how long will it take
Dianialong,
Depending on the reason for the low score, the answer will vary. I'd strongly encourage you to do this with the assistance and direction of a local lender who has your cur ... more
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Tom Henry, Real Estate Pro in Washington, DC
Tom Henry answered:
Up and coming areas in DC
Salman,
If you are looking for value pricing now with sales opportunity after 5-10 years, consider the area to the east of Walter Reed, and the neighborhood of Stronghold. As Walter ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
Looking for a motivated and savvy FHA Expanded Loan lender/broker for Washington DC
HI Minu, Were you able to make the purchase? If you are still looking to buy, I can help you.

Miekeba Jones
REALTOR
Heymann Realty, LLC
10230 New Hampshire AVE, STE 102
Silver ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
Recommendations on Title Companies / Settlement Agent for Washington DC metro area?
Hi Mighty, Avalon Settlements is an Excellent Title Company.

Miekeba Jones
REALTOR
Heymann Realty, LLC
10230 New Hampshire AVE, STE 102
Silver Spring, MD 20903
Office (301)439- ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
Does the doctor loan apply to Chiropractors?
Hi C, I know a local lender that specializes in Doctor Loans. Contact me if you are still looking to buy.

Miekeba Jones
REALTOR
Heymann Realty, LLC
10230 New Hampshire AVE, STE ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
I have my eye on a bank owned home. I have a low credit score and am It needs renovations. Do i start with the bank it?
Hi Melissa, There are many different types of lenders. I know many and will be happy to help you. Are you looking for a REALTOR to help you with your home purchase?

Miekeba Jone ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
VA loans with past of short sales
Hi Kris, consult a mortgage lender. Are you looking for a REALTOR to help you with your home purchase?


Miekeba Jones
REALTOR
Heymann Realty, LLC
10230 New Hampshire AVE, STE 1 ... more
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Miekeba Jones, Real Estate Pro in 20903
Miekeba Jones answered:
need a loan to bring mortage current in Wash. DC, low credit score, can anyone recommend a lender?
Hi Whodge, depends on how low the score is. I'm happy to help you prepare to buy and find your new home.

miekeba@heymannrealty.com
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 21, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
staceycakes3…, Other/Just Looking in Washington, DC
staceycakes326 answered:
best investment property areas in dc 250K or less.
You should contact JRK Builders. They are the best contractors in the area and will help you fill your home at the best price. I have made over $300k in 2 months and its because of them ... more
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Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Is it appropriate to wear just a suit vest and tie for professional pictures that will be on business cards and etc. suits dont fit my personality.
Will wearing a suit vest and tie damage your image in ANY way?

Will wearing a NIKE tech muscle shirt damage your image in ANY way?

If you believe your image can not be damaged in ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2014 Home Buying in 20001
Lynette Cisl…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, IA
Lynette Cisler answered:
Loan Approval for rental property
You need to talk with your local banker. It sounds like you have some history in dealing with rental property, which should be a plus. You should have a business plan laid out when yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 5, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Melissa Bark…, Real Estate Pro in Arlington County, VA
Melissa Barkalow answered:
Any lenders offering (non-FHA) jumbo loans with less than 10% down in DC (or 10% down, w/o MI)?
Judah

You will need to reach out and ask some lenders this question. I am not a lender, but mortgage rates are still near historical lows and now is a good time to start thinking an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 2, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Wendy, Real Estate Pro in Chevy Chase, MD
Wendy answered:
How do I locate a good buyers agent in Washington, DC?
Go to the website of National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents (NAEBA). There are a number of successful EBAs in the Washington, DC metro area and Baltimore, MD region. Research ea ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 21, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Kelly Putz, Real Estate Pro in 21701
Kelly Putz answered:
Do you do staging on your listings?
I work with several investors and I have purchased furniture specifically for staging their flip homes. I even recently bought an enclosed trailer to haul and store it when I am between ... more
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Kelly Putz, Real Estate Pro in 21701
Kelly Putz answered:
am i stupid for paying $463,000 for a condo that is not even built yet, 1 bedroom w/den one bath. two blocks from the metro (dc, nw)
Hi Sahasan,

All I can answer right now is, it depends.

What it depends on is:

- What metro is it two blocks from? The area you are purchasing in determines the market value.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 13, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Akil Walker, Real Estate Pro in Bowie, MD
Akil Walker answered:
After how many days on market do buyers decide to offer below list price?
I would think once it gets into the three digits ..100+ days on markets, buyers began to think " why is not selling? "
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 10, 2014 Home Buying in Washington
Annette Lawr…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
After how many days on the market do buyers think they can negotiate price in today's DC real estate market?
Depends on whether the buyer is 'believing' what they read on Zillow or if they are working with a full set of proper expectations.

Here in Pinellas County FL, 14 days is the signal ... more
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